We actively invest for the long-term prosperity of our clients and to secure a sustainable future for the planet and society.
We expect the global economy will move to a more sustainable and equitable model over the coming years, and we want to be an active partner for the clients as that transition takes place. It’s important to consider how we, as responsible investors, can promote positive change for the present and the future of our people and planet.
Responsible investing at a glance1
With the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) programme.
of AUM** classified as Articles 8 & 9 under SFDR2.
Our dedicated Impact range grows every year, delivering verifiable positive effects alongside financial returns.
Putting responsible investing to work in our strategies.
Our first RI mandate was awarded in 1998 and helped to create sustainable jobs.
We have led industry development of this new asset class which seeks to drive change in carbon-intensive businesses.
Investing in companies and projects that are leading the way to a more sustainable world not only helps us reach a net-zero economy by 2050 but can deliver more sustainable returns in the future. The vast majority of our assets under management integrate our ESG analysis and quantitative scores into the investment process, while applying our core exclusions policy. We believe this can deliver value for clients by identifying risks and opportunities linked to key sustainability trends in the global economy.
Our ACT range
Our ACT range is our most focused ESG offering. Strategies in this category are designed to help clients target specific sustainability goals around issues such as climate change and inequality while continuing to adopt the reinforced approach to sustainability risks and good governance practices.Explore
The road to a net zero world is challenging to navigate and requires a collective effort. Every individual, company, and government must play its part. There isn’t one single answer or path to solving this challenge, but we want to be one of the leaders on this journey: in our investment choices, the products we offer, the way we engage and vote, and manage our business.
Stewardship and engagement
As a major investor in many markets, we carry the potential to influence companies towards behaviours that we believe will be to the advantage of our clients. This may extend from highlighting short-term strategic risks for individual firms, to encouraging longer-term positioning that helps build secure and sustainable economies.Read more
No assurance can be given that our strategies will be successful. Investors can lose some or all of their capital invested. Our strategies are subject to risks including, but not limited to: global investments risk, equity risk, credit risk, derivatives risk and leverage, risks linked to investments in emerging markets, counterparty risk and geopolitical risk.
Understanding responsible investing
Learn the basics of responsible investing and dive into areas including impact investing, ESG and active stewardship with The Academy - our dedicated learning zone designed to help increase your knowledge and understanding of the investment world.Learn more